The reliability of a hydraulic valve is the most important consideration in your choice. There are valves that easily worn out and result to poor performance during your operations. The number of breakdowns due to valve failures must be prevented and correct maintenance should always be followed. How will you know correct maintenance and operating procedure for your valves? You must always read the supplier manual for its operation and maintenance to be able to assure correct usage and monitoring of the wearable parts. A poor maintenance will lead to fast deterioration of the valve and poor performance for the machine. You must choose easy to maintain parts and durable parts that will last long.
How good a supplier is should also be consider. They should be able to give complete spare parts supply and no delay from their deliveries. Service must also be easy to request from suppliers to assure quick repairs if you can not do the repairs yourself. How soon a supplier response to your inquiry or service request must be considered. A proper training on its operation and maintenance should be provided by the supplier to aid you in your initial run and operations.
A hydraulic valve must be able to supply the desired hydraulic fluid needed by the machine. The transfer of fluid must be correct and what is needed for the operations. There should be no leakage and continuous operation of the machine must be assured. Your valve must be made to last for a long time to assure that correct control of your hydraulic fluid and for the machine to be able to run continuously.
How easy to disassemble the whole assembly during your maintenance should also be part of your evaluation. If a set-up is hard to disassemble then it is not friendly for any maintenance activity. You should be able to do your own maintenance activity to be able to check the different parts of its wear and tear. If you are not able to do your maintenance then you will have a hard time in the future. Your device will not last long and you are prone to sudden breakdown during your operations. You must be able to check which parts are worn-out and replace them immediately. Your spare parts should be of quality to be able to maximize its usage. Refer to article how to maintain a hydraulic valve to know more about maintenance.
Hydraulic valves are made to give correct transfer of hydraulic fluid and pressure to the machines. If there are any problems with the transfer of hydraulic fluids then the machine will be affected and its operation will suffer. The supplier will play a big part in any evaluation you should make. If a supplier does not give good service then the evaluation of that valve should be failing. You need to work together with your supplier so you can always ask assistance anytime you need it. If they can not serve you then there are plenty of other suppliers that can replace them.